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  1. 6 points
    fishinwrench

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    I don't understand anyone getting upset about something someone says. If they actually DO SOMETHING that's one thing, but just saying or posting things is free range, and always has been. Stick and Stones, and all that. I don't wanna be shielded/sheltered by the things that are on other people's minds. The more I know about what you think....the better off I am.
  2. 6 points
    I hear you but I would still eat the one on the grass, I mean if that guy didn't want it
  3. 5 points
    ness

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    Wow! I just use it to keep in touch with old friends. I guess I’m doing it wrong.
  4. 5 points
    MOPanfisher

    woops that was a walleye

    Zowie it looks still fresh, quick Robin hand me a fillet knife.
  5. 4 points
    goosetalk

    Huzzah 8/7/19

    After a busy summer I finally found time for a float and decided I was going to try the Harpers back to Huzzah Valley trip. The rain Tuesday evening had me a little worried as I went to bed, but I kept a positive thought think maybe there would just be a slight rise on the creek. Woke up Wednesday morning to see the gauge at HV had went from 130cfs to 280cfs and a rise a little under a foot, and it was already falling . Never the less, at least my wife and I wouldn't have to drag. Water color was more reminiscent of the Meramec. Weather forecast was for morning fog, maybe some overcast in the morning but should end up being partly sunny and in the upper 80's. Well, it didn't turn out like that at all. We were on the water from 9:30-4:45 and never saw the sun. We got brushed by the storm complex that went by to the SW and had either a light steady rain or drizzle for several hours. For me, it was not what I hoped for but still manageable , but the condition kept my wife chilled for most of the trip. I tied on a plopper, a walker and a HD craw. I've been wanted to try to focus on topwater this trip to get a better handle on it. HD craw because I figured there would be fish tight to cover. I gave my wife a 3" grub figuring she could surely pick up a few fish swimming or bouncing it along current seams and wood, which she did. I kept the topwaters on the whole trip and did not manage to bring a fish to the boat. I had quite a few blow ups on the plopper, some explosive and never managed to get a good hook set. All the blow ups were along current seams and tailings of the riffles. Nothing along wood or chunk rock banks. Most seemed to be short strikes and just swiping at it. Had a few follow and swipe at the walker (still working on the cadence with these baits.) I caught a few on the HD craw throwing up against root wads and trees in some of the slower current. With the conditions I switched the wife to a spinnerbait and she caught a few, but nothing consistent. In the last 2 miles or so, I switched the HD Craw to a wacky rig worm, and finally found somewhat of a consistent pattern. Wood with current running along side of it with several feet of depth started producing some bass. Tried to get my wife in on the fish but she had quite enough for the day. What made the whole trip worth it was the last fish of the day. We had not been along the HV campground for very long when I made a cast to a spot with a some wood and overhanging limbs. Couple twitches and then heavy weight. Fish just kept digging and digging and after a good battle I boated the fish. Using my hand and forearm, I guessing it was right around that 18" mark and heavy. Beautiful dark banded small mouth. Only discouraging thing about the fish was on each side in the area between the eye and the dorsal fin was a wound. I'll let you think of what may have caused that. Overall, probably only boated 15 fish. Judging by the big one I caught, I lost another good one before that. Only one true dink with most being 12-14" and they all fought hard. A couple looked like they had full bellies. Caught on a variety of lures but no consistency except for the wacky rig. Fish seemed to be scattered and no real pattern to where they would except I did not find any in less than say 2.5ft of water. Only casualty of the trip was one lost rod when my wife ended up sideways on a root wad and particular S curve. I was right there and swiped at it twice as it sunk but came up empty while neck deep and keeping her from flipping over. I do wish I would have tied on the wacky earlier and I believe I could have picked up several more fish. Sorry no pictures.
  6. 4 points
    Smallie Seeker

    Streamer rod

    I’m heading down to Taney tomorrow for a Fri-Sun trip. Got a dentist appointment At 9am Fri. Told the boss it was a bigger job than just a cleaning so I could take the whole day off, which bought me time to stop by T Hargrove’s on the way down. Most likely going to leave there with whatever 7wt speaks to me. First thing I’m doing is tying on a glazed donut for practice. If I can flip that thing over surely I can chuck a meat fly! 😀
  7. 4 points
    ness

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    I've been at this stuff for a long time. Usenet (ROFF), listserv, Conservation Cafe, Ozark Chronicles, Yahoo groups and now this. I've got friends here and elsewhere going back to the old Cafe and the MO fly fishing listserv. OA is by far the best group I've been involved in.
  8. 4 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    I’m headed to Taney Sunday for the the week. 5 weight only. 9’ tip flex Helios. And a bunch of spinning and bait casters.😆
  9. 3 points
    I finally got the install done. Put in a recessed pedal pan, hard wired the trolling motor, used an adapter to hook up to the Hummingbird. Put a 12 volt power plug where the original trolling motor plug was, for phone charging or a light. In the back I installed another battery and a switchable breaker for a disconnect. Still need a couple more battery terminal covers. It's ready for fish now.
  10. 3 points
    Quillback

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    The single old ladies here in Bella Vista have a saying about the old guys that hit on them, they are looking for a "nurse and a purse".
  11. 3 points
    These are pretty tough and catch some fish. Caught an 8lb channel cat on one when I was 9 and I've had one with me ever since.
  12. 3 points
    Flysmallie

    Streamer rod

    It happens in all sports and hobbies. We are our own worst enemies at times. I've dwindled my stock down to 5. 1 has never seen water. 2 haven't been in at least 6 years. Another single gets use 3-4 days a year. The last one is in my car right now. It's that Redington and it goes everywhere. Bass, trout, gills, whites, and my friends in the salt down south have all been landed on it. To me it's the best thing I have ever cast. Not just the best flyrod, the best any rod. And it's only 7' 10". I love that thing. But I'm not the best caster in the world either, so somebody that can really cast probably would be happier with something better. I did fish a Sage One 9' 7wt all day that belonged to Jeff Trigg and liked it a lot. But not more than what I already have. @Gavin makes a good point about weight. I probably bought an 8wt thinking I could cast more weight. But whatever I was thinking then is not what I'm thinking now. I'm done casting heavy flies. If I need to drag the depths there is better equipment than that. I have a floating line and a sink tip line. I really should buy another rod so I don't have to switch. Yeah I know about the sinking leaders and I have one but I don't like it much. Maybe it's too heavy??? But I do like that 8wt for just pushing some flies where I want them. It's great to throw a #2 gurgler. People make way too many false casts. You shouldn't make it that hard on yourself. But I do like the option of firing a gurgler in around some brush, giving it a few twitches, and then in one motion I can pull it completely out of there and right back in at another spot. I don't have to reel or work that bait all the way back to the boat. It's efficient. Not the easiest thing to do if you are floating in a canoe or kayak, but everything gets better with practice. I know that's not technical, but it is my mumbo jumbo about fly fishing. Just remember that if you compare my skills to somebody like Wrench then I suck. And it would be very noticeable to even a small child. So my mumbo jumbo is weak........... but it makes me happy so I doubt I get any better.
  13. 3 points
    Johnsfolly

    Streamer rod

    Ok it was a gratuitous rant just to get this thread over the 6 page mark !
  14. 3 points
    vernon

    Streamer rod

    Sadly, it looks like this made it to the coveted six pages without my help but thanks for thinking of me. However, I did enjoy reading all of the technical mumbo jumbo about fly rods in this thread since all I know about 'em is that they're really, really, long. Well, that and the fact that guys that use 'em never seem satisfied with where they've made their cast since they just keep flingin' it over and over and over again. And anybody over 60 that ain't got more than 14 clubs (plus ball retriever) in their golf bag flat ain't even tryin'!
  15. 3 points
    MOPanfisher

    What's Cooking?

    Well after a couple less than stellar suppers, tonight was a success. 8 Oz steak cpoked a perfect medium rare, maybe even a little under (more perfecter), some mashed taters with herbs, some grilled zucchini, and a Sam Adams Summer ale to wash it down. I would have taken a photo but seemed out of place at the bar in Ruby Tuesday's.
  16. 3 points
    Spoons can and are effective, especially on fresh stocked fish. There is no stocking from Lilleys up and most of those fish are veterans You can generate 5 times the bites on any type of natural over hardware most any time. Either live or a natural appearing fly or worm i will tell you not everyone is catching at the rate I am. I have just been really dialed in and yes the fish move back and forth from the restricted zone to the upper catch and keep area. This is saying that fishing is very good if you know The Who, what, when , where and why. Phil dialed it up great in his report. You fluctuate much from what he detailed and you won’t like the results Good Luck
  17. 3 points
    Green pumpkin

    Big ones showed up this weekend!!

    Fishing is finally starting to get better as we can see from all the posts. I fish for all kinds of fish: crappie, walleye, bass, whites. Really anything that's biting, but I also fish several bass tournament. I agree, for some it is about the money and big shotting, but try not to lump all tournament fishermen into the same pile. I do everything in my power to keep my fish healthy and alive for release after weigh in and I know several others do as well. I have lost only 1 fish out of probably the last 30 events I've fished and he would have died no matter what I did. Of course I like to catch a big bag of bass and show off my fishing prowess (luck) haha, as much as the next guy, but occasionally your going to have a fish die. I've read posts for years now without posting and it seems like there is a lot of hostility between anglers of different species and of course everybody hates pleasure boaters and PWC riders. I'm on the water a lot and I mean a LOT. Maybe I'm unique or maybe I just go out of my way to be the better person and more courteous fisherman but it seems I have very few negative encounters on the water. Got off topic a little there, anyhow all I'm saying is fish die and there's a lot of water out there so relax, have fun and enjoy the great resource we all have to share.
  18. 2 points
    It has been 9 years since our last big Alaskan adventure , "Kelly River Float Trip" other than either Kodiak or the Naknek River, so Phil and I determined before I get to old that we need to do something that neither of us had done. I had a plan. For years I have heard and read about a great white fish that prowls the circumpolar regions of North America, Asia and Russia. This fish is the Sheefish or Inconnu Though somewhat widely spread it inhabits regions that for the most part, you just can't get there from here. Alaska's Kobuk River and Selawik River house the largest breeding populations (about 60,000 fish) and that was to be our first destination. Trouble was we can't get there from here this year. The flights are out of Bettles Ak. and there is none available in 2019 as they are already booked for the season. It was going to be a huge undertaking transporting rafts and gear for the trip but we have done it before. Several years ago Phil had a guest come and speak on a river off the Kuskokwim called the Holitna. This is a large class 1 and 2 grade river that starts in the Kuskokwim mountains and flows 110 miles to the main river at the small settlement of Sleetmute, It has a very good population of Sheefish, along with pike, char, grayling and all 5 pacific salmon species. When we first found out about the river the owner of a small lodge, the only one on the entire 110 mile river was the gentleman that spoke at Phil's. The lodge was the Holitna River Lodge and the owner was Rocky McElwain, I believe. It has since sold to Dan Paull and he has renamed his business Alaskan Adventures, still with the Lodge on the Holitna River. Phil and I will get this blog going to show you what we are up to with preparation, gear, flight information and you will be able to join us on the journey down the Holitna in search of char, salmon and the mighty, Tarpon of the North, the Sheefish.
  19. 2 points
    oneshot

    Well

    About ready to go home. oneshot
  20. 2 points
    Completely self-guided trip as we always take. We are dropped by wheel plane on a gravel bar and we float out. Pelican Vault Gear List. Water Proof TSA approved transportation Case. We are flying Alaska Airlines and they have very liberal regulations on sporting good transit. Including guns and fishing equipment. Wader Repair Kit, leaders, tippet, filet knifes and steel, fire starter , cap light, pliers,saw, pencil wt. spoons, spinners and hardware, 1 Orvis med. 7' travel rod. 1 4000 series shimano sustain spinning reel 2 spools 8# and 12# Orvis Fly rods 8-7-7-6 wt. Fast tip 10' 4 piece. 4 Orvis reels 6-7-8-8 Wt. One with a predator leader, one with a mirage carbon 16# leader 1 with a 8# Hy-Flote for dry flys and one with a shooting line for beads Also in the case of course is a Remmington 870 synthetic pump with Brenneke 3" magnum slugs. This is for mosquitoes. We also have some 6 shot as ptarmigan season is open and they are a tasty treat if we see some. Fishing Tackle: We have lots of Salmon flies and I have been tying some big patterns for Sheefish and Pike. We are also taking beads and drys for the char and grayling Some food and camping items we are taking include: Utensils, lite set of pots and pans, coffee, sugar, condiments, salt, pepper and spices, alum. foil and baggies cleaning supplies nails, rope, gorilla tape and glue, biscuit and pancake mix flour, fish fry, PB, syrup, dehydrated onions, and potatoes, package mixes of sauce and gravy, butter, oil, and milk, sweetner soy sauce, wasabi and ginger, rice and bouillon a few sweets . Notice the table cloth and water purification bottles. We are also taking trailmix in our carry on bags. Frozen food in an Engel Cooler. I have tested this Cooler putting it in the freezer and cooling it down for 24 hrs. I put 4 frozen bottles of water in it and set it in the garage. it will keep the water frozen for 48 hrs. it is fantastic. Breakfast sausage Maple, Bacon, Deer Sausage, 2, Eight oz. Prime Ribeye Steaks, Smoked Ham, cheese, butter, lunch meat and i will put 18 eggs on the top in their carton. perfect fit. Fishing and bedding gear; REI sleeping pad, Eddie Bauer Sleeping blanket pillow and blanket, 2 camp lanterns a first aid kit , wader boots belt suspenders, boots hats staff, and an extra set of hip waders We are flying 1st. Class and not only do you get the extra room but you can bring a carry on plus one personal item and 2 check in bags of 50 lbs. each for no charge. We are going to have 1 extra bag at $100.00 but Phil says he has it covered with his millage credit card Pictured are 2 Fish Pond Dry Bags, 1 Weather Sport Dry Bag, 1 Orvis Gale Force Dry Satchel and one Pelican TSA Dry Container. Phil will have 2 dry bags plus his carry on and a personal item mostly with lots of electronics. We are using an InReach and it will be interesting. We have both played with it some and of course cameras and GoPro's. From Anchorage will be flying to Alaska Adventure Lodge on the Holitna River. The flight is in a 6 passenger prop plane flown by Sound Aviation out of Anchorage. It is about 200 air miles from Anchorage to the Lodge at Sleetmute Ak. We will spend the first nite at the lodge and then be flown up the river for our float for Salmon, Char, Grayling, Pike, and Sheefish. More to Come
  21. 2 points
    Lancer09

    Streamer rod

    I'm late to the party.. I run a couple of streamer rods, lines are somewhat interchangeable based on what I am doing. TFO 8 BVK, and a Redington 7Wt Torrent. I fish 200, and 250 Grain streamer express lines. for smaller stuff I fish a handful of cheap sinking leaders that are only 5 foot long that I bought a few years back, good for a 5 or 6 wt. swinging leeches or something and I prefer it to stacking shot and working about breaking a rod because of it. The 7 wt. and 200 grain line can fire into the backing with a 8 inch double deceiver on 2 or three false casts if you are double hauling your keester off.
  22. 2 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    We can all probably agree that stew is better the second day, right? I just put tomorrow's stew in the oven. When it is done, I will refrigerate it. Tomorrow I will skim the fat cap off, reheat, and serve with crushed butter and parsley red potatoes. The type of stew? https://www.ozarkrevenge.com/2017/12/coq-au-vin-blanc.html
  23. 2 points
    Haris122

    7-21-19 Quick Trip

    I went down there on Monday, but not much to report. It was busier than I thought. The western bank of the spring seemed to have more access closer towards the red ribbon section than I remember. I think they must have cleared some vegetation from portions of it. Fishing wise I mainly threw my usual, roostertails and jerkbaits, without much luck. Made it all the way down to the red ribbon area without having caught a fish. Then couldn’t catch one in the red ribbon section either. Finally on way back up, in the run by the bathrooms, I tossed some sinking jerk/crankbaits into the turbulent water and got 3 decent ones in short succession before the bite died down there too. Lost another one throwing something similar further upstream where the 2 arms of the creek combine back together. That wound up being all the bites I got before I had to head back. I somehow lost my net at one point and never did find it, which sucked.
  24. 2 points
    Here is an update of my clothing list and how I'm traveling with it. My entire clothing for this trip will fit in my carry on bag. We are traveling on Alaska Air out of MCI and their carry on size in a total of 45 inches. I purchased the new Fish Pod totally water proof carry on which when loaded is 45 linear inches. Clothing list is as follows and this for a 9 day trip with 7 days of camping and raft floating the Holitna. Orvis Wader Socks 3 heavy 3 lite/medium. 2 Gage, silk long handles, 6 underware, 1 Hodgeman under wader suit.1 Orvis vest 1 Orvis Rain Sweater, 1 Orvis rain jacket, 1 Orvis hoodie, 3 Gage micro fiber shirts, 2 pairs gloves Columbia and Orvis, 3 Orvis trout bum shirts, 3 micro fiber UA shirts 1 short sleeve shirt . 1 shorts, 1 1/2 socks 2 hats, 1 Mizzou PJ's. and one jean and belt. I;ll try and get all our other gear posted today for this type of a float adventure.
  25. 2 points
    moguy1973

    Huzzah 8/7/19

    I haven't had much luck using a Whopper Plopper on rivers. I usually have much better results on top water using a walk the dog. Seems like all the big fish I've ever seen caught on the Huzzah come from that last long stretch along the campground there at HV. I've caught an 18"er and my buddy has caught a 19"er that I know of. Right there along side all the people swimming.
  26. 2 points
    I like this guy.
  27. 2 points
    Gavin

    Sam Baker State Park

    Did the Park to 34 float last Friday. Recon, with a friend because our wives and 12yr old daughter's were planning a girls only kayak float on Saturday. It changed a bit, but pretty boring and fishing flat out sucked (5 bass combined). Go right at the rootwads a bit below the old rockpile in the middle...bought half way down. The girls had fun.
  28. 2 points
    Flysmallie

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    Facebook doesn’t cause people to be douchebags. Don’t be ignorant and ignorant things won’t happen to you. I know ladies that have been taken advantage of by church deacons. Guess they are the devil’s work too.
  29. 2 points
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Lightly breaded cod filet, The San Francisco Treat and some peas. A lemon caper sauce drizzled over it all.
  30. 2 points
    Johnsfolly

    Streamer rod

    @snagged in outlet 3 you're welcome!
  31. 2 points
    Johnsfolly

    Streamer rod

    Ness you only added the last sentence to "stay on topic" and not a gratuituos attempt to push this post to 6 pages. Not sure what donuts have to do with a streamer fly rod. Except that you can use the butt section to hold the donuts😁! But you can't do that with long johns or bavarian cream donuts. It would be too messy. Apple fritters wouldn't work either. Bagels could hang on the butt end. Might throw off the balance of the rod and cause undo fatigue while casting and stripping streamers. I use my 7 wt but don't fish streamers that often.
  32. 2 points
    merc1997

    8-6-19 lower end

    one that doesn't show old men?😂 bo
  33. 2 points
    merc1997

    8-6-19 lower end

    took ol' kinckmeyer fishing last night. they were a bit hard to find. lots of bait out in the middle of the lake and scattered. was a strange line of something on the electronics 35 to 40 feet deep our in the lake, but disappeared when getting closer to shore or inside a cove. it is a crazy lake this year for sure, and i never can catch them in the same place twice. jumped around looking and had two keepers at 11, and them bam, put 6 good ones in the boat in just about that many casts. caught them from 10 ft. to 22. real pattern. best lure last night ended up being the 1 oz. Elite Black Widow. stay on the move and keep looking for areas with tons of bait. bo
  34. 2 points
    Doc i don't throw either, i'm a jig man but i know from the Landing down spoons are very popular. Lil' Jakes and Thomas Bouyant spoons catch a lot of trout down there. I think alot of times it's cause they are freshly stocked and go for the shiny stuff. My daughter is 8 and I tie her on one of these spoons with 4 pound test and start "ducking".....kidding about that part but she catches plenty of fish on these spoons and there will be times in fact that as she reels in there will be a dozen to 20 trout at a time in schools follow the spoons back to the boat. I've found it's the easiest way for her to catch fish down lake while i'm fishing jigs. So by all means heck yes throw those spoons, maybe some guys will chime in from above the landing but i know from the landing down they work very well. Welcome to the board, tons of great info and people on here!
  35. 2 points
    First I've been lurking for awhile and finally joined the board. Ive really enjoyed reading yall's Reports. I have a question for you veterans of the lake. I grew in the Pacific Northwest fishing for lakes and streams for trout. Our go to lures were Mepps spinners and small spoons, with all the reports i've read no one seems to be utilizing either of these. Are they just not effective on Tany or did the fishery just develop as a jig fishery? would i be wasting my time coming up there and trying my tried and true techniques from the PNW?
  36. 2 points
    Lvn2Fish

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    I don’t understand the reason for blocking or even deleting the conversation. Yeah people start arguing, things get heated, someone maybe even crosses the line. In result that needs censorship? It’s really easy to say this whole thread has to go . But in my opinion , in the world of social media this is a slippery slope. Although these people are probably hiding behind a facade of a Facebook profile, and are far more likely to say whatever hateful jargon. At least the two sides would be in some sort of conversation. As Flysmallie said you can choose what you read and react to.
  37. 2 points
    I don't have a Facebook page. My ex wife and daughter inlaw where on it so I'm not. I think it's kind of a joke actually. Especially when they talk about Russian meddling in the election. If you get your news from Facebook you get what you deserve.
  38. 2 points
    Old plug

    TRL Facebook page "censored"

    I served a few years as a Cyber Angel back in the day before facebook. To me Facebook is nothing more than ghee right arm of the Devil. Its not a bit better than the old chartrooms
  39. 2 points
    Haris I agree with the others that you are doing something different however unintentionally. If you are stumped for how to change, you can change lure size, or retrieve speed ( fast slow or medium), smooth and steady or big sweeps of the rod or little twitches, those are all simple to change almost instantly. Type of line particularly mono vs fluoro vs braid, line diameter, line stiffness ( Maxima vs Triline xl vs Big Game ) line color (original fluorescent blue stren in very clear water is notorious for getting fewer bites) yellow power Pro braid, some lines sink some float. If you are down 17 to 1, I agree that's not a random issue something is different. You don't have to know what's different you can just change something if you do it in a organized way. Try a bigger lure for 5 minutes then a smaller lure for 5 minutes. If you don't want to keep track of time keep track of casts; 10 casts with fast retrieves than 10 casts with slow retrieves 10 with steady retrieves 10 with erratic retrieves. You may not bump into the best solution but if you methodically stick with this you will bump into some better combinations. Some days these things will matter a lot, other days they will matter very little but if you keep eliminating what doesn't work you will end up with something that is better for that day.
  40. 2 points
    Yep. You need back stock if they're biting them that's for sure. I had a white bass swat a zara Saturday and I immediately went to black and silver Mepps. They bit it okay and I switched to white and silver and they just wouldn't let it alone. Can't beat em for whites. And spots apparently like them too.
  41. 2 points
    I’m not a professional, just almost as opinionated as you!
  42. 1 point
    oneshot

    Well

    Nope been good all day. oneshot
  43. 1 point
    I've caught a few fish on Cleos and Kastmasters, but I mainly just use them as locators to draw fish up and show themselves before throw jigs at them. Last year I started using a black rooster tail with a gold blade on occasion and had some success, but jigs were still a lot more productive.
  44. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Good choices!
  45. 1 point
    I've fished the bouyant spoons and done best on both brown trout pattern and white. I don't throw them much as I prefer a bigger jerk bait for targeting bigger fish while night fishing but I've caught a good amount of fish on them. Caught white bass and walleye on mepps spinners too, again mostly at night in the trophy area. I know @Seth has had some good luck with the Kastmaster ones too but not sure on size...
  46. 1 point
    fshndoug

    Fog on the water

    started at 1pm from cooper creek launch ramp and ran to the cable at the dam.Water level was 712 with 4 units running at almost 13,000 cubic feet.Water was swift and clear.Threw jigs of various sizes and colors on both 2 and 4lb test with little luck.Tried drifting with egg and san juan worms with a bit more success,1/2 oz. bell sinker.Drifted mainly from the cable to trophy run.Fog started setting in about 4 pm then started raining around 5-5:30 pm.Water dropped to about 709 then I started throwing a H8 black and gold husky jerk.Lots of follows and some strikes,no large fish maybe the biggest was 16 inches.The warm water side from the cable past the rocking chair seemed to be the best.Headed for cooper creek in thick fog at 8:15 pm and got there at dark because of the fog.I didn't see another boat but then again it was foggy.I wade fished the upper end by the rebar hole on Saturday morning stripping woolies and cracklebacks with some success.The fishing picked up when I switched to gray size 18 scuds and sight fished,no shuffling involved.I put the boat in after the water came on at the upper boat ramp.I tried some of the same things Saturday with the best luck on the H8 gold husky jerks.I caught some stripping ginger woolybuggers when the water was turned off that evening with a 5wt 10 foot type3 sink tip.Started Sunday morning stripping woolybuggers and cracklebacks with some success.The best fishing was with 18 gray scuds,sight fishing.Quit at noon and went home.
  47. 1 point
    snagged in outlet 3

    Streamer rod

    Oh that’s nice! I tagged @vernon he’s good for 2 pages on a bad day😆
  48. 1 point
    CLoyd

    Streamer rod

    If you want to throw big articulated stuff with a sinking line or leader, I would recommend a 7 or 8 weight. I use a 6 weight for smaller streamers. I use an 8 weight for bigger stuff or if it's windy. The BVK has a good reputation. I have cast it and it has a lot of power. You'll want heavier line to load that particular rod well so lining up a size might not be a bad idea. Pay attention to the grain weight of whatever lines you are considering. 8 weight doesn't necessarily equal 8 weight. Anymore, there is a bit of a range for any particular "weight" line. Some rods respond better to heavier or lighter lines. The video below offers a good explanation of this and might help you out. It shows a fly shop testing a bunch of 7 weight rods with different weight lines. The BVK is in there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWuctYLEThU I'm using an 8 weight Echo Ion XL for bigger streamers paired with either the 8wt RIO Big Nasty Floating line or SA Sink 30 Cold 250 gr. Both of those lines are on the lighter end of the spectrum for 8 weight and work well for that rod. The BVK would be on the other end of the spectrum. My 2 cents . . .
  49. 1 point
    I haven't. Son did a little bit, but not enough to say anything about it positive or negative. Will probably give that a shot in the morning.
  50. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Big ones showed up this weekend!!

    One laying on the ground... they should have photoshopped that one out I think
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